“Podcast: The Ancient One – Edition 60”

I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for The Ancient One Show No 60 is now available.


1 Comedy Of Errors Tachyon (House Of The Mind)
2 Kaprekar’s Constant Hallsands (Fate Outsmarts Desire)
3 Cosmograf Hay-Man (The Hay-Man Dreams)
4 RPWL The Fisherman (Beyond Man And Time)
5 Monarch Trail Sand (Sand)
6 Comedy Of Errors House Of The Mind (House Of The Mind)
7 Steve Hackett The Musical Box ( Genesis Revisited II)
8 Argos Nursed By Giants Pt 1-5 (Argos)
9 Long Earth Children Of War (The Source)
10 Moody Blues House of Four Doors Suite (In Search Of The Lost Chord)
11 Kaipa Treasure House (Vittjar)
12 Yes Wondrous Stories (Going For The One)
13 Comedy Of Errors Ever Be The Prize (House Of The Mind)

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“Podcast: The Ancient One – Edition 56”

I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for Edition 56 of The Ancient One is now available.


1 Samurai of Prog – Drottningholmsmusiken (Intro) (Rokstenen)
2 Simon Says – White Glove (Paradise Square)
3 Bram Stoker – Calling Me Home (Cold Reading)
4 Big Big Train – Brave captain (Grimspound)
5 The Windmill – Don’t Be Afraid (To Be Continued)
6 Yes – And You And I (Close To The Edge)
7 Flamborough Head – Lost In Time (Lost In Time)
8 Damanek – Long Time Shadow Falls (On Track)
9 Camel – The Sleeper (Breathless)
10 Deep Purple – Anthem (The Book Of Taliesyn)
11 Love Street – Sleepers (Both Sides Of The Door)
12 XNA – Banner Of The Whyte Boar (When We Changed You)
13 Kaprekar’s Constant – Bluebird (Fate Outsmarts Desire)
14 Circuline – Summit (Counterpoint)
15 Dawn – Cold (Darker)
16 Hollow Water – The Quantum Mechanic and The Map Collector (Rainbow’s End)
17 Toon Martens Project – Columbus (TMP)
18 Bootcut – Ganglat Fran Overnaker (Outro) (Rokstenen)

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Kaprekar's Constant - Fate Outsmarts Desire

Kaprekar's Constant - 'Fate Outsmarts Desire'

1. Hors d'Oeuvre 
2. Bluebird 
3. Pearl Of The Lake 
4. Hallsands 
5. Four-Faced Liar 
6. Houdini

Press Release courtesy of Kaprekar's Constant

"Uranium Club Records are very proud to present the debut album FATE
OUTSMARTS DESIRE by remarkable new Kent-based progressive rock
band Kaprekar's Constant.

The core of the band are songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Al Nicholson
and Nick Jefferson, who have written together for many years but formed this
project 18 months ago.

However, playing a major part on the album are legendary Van Der Graaf
Generator sax and flute maestro David Jackson, here united with his
daughter Dorie Jackson (Francis Dunnery) who shares vocal duties with
Crowns frontman Bill Jefferson.

Drums come from former Level 42 man Phil Gould. Playing piano and
keyboards and producing and mixing the album is TV and film composer
Mike Westergaard.

Musically, the band's melodic sensibilities, epic arrangements and love of
historical subject matter place them squarely in the same area of Prog as Big
Big Train and Genesis, indeed fans of the former band should find much to
love here, while David Jackson's inspirational sax and the mix of male and
female vocals offer mean that there are enough differences to set this 
remarkable band apart."

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Podcast: The Ancient One Edition 53

Astute observers will realise that TAO missed out his normal preamble to the playlist. My apologies for any inconvenience, but rest assured, I remembered this time.

I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for Edition 53 of The Ancient One is now available.


1 Samurai of Prog – Drottningholmsmusiken (intro) (Rokstenen)
2 La Coscienza Di Zeno – Nei Cerchi Del Legno (La Coscienza Di Zeno)
3 Malibran – Livin’ Alone (Le Porte Del Silenzio)
4 Kaprekar’s Constant – Houdini (Fate Outsmarts Desire)
5 Anderson/Stolt – Know (Invention Of Knowledge)
6 Comedy Of Errors – Carousel (Disobey)
7 Karfagen – Magician’s Spell (Magician’s Theatre)
8 Khan – Mixed Up Man Of The Mountains (Space Shanty)
9 Lebowski – Human Error (Cinematic)
10 Magenta – The Lizard King (The 27 Club)
11 Old Mrs Galloway – The Chain Saw (Real Radio Best of Vol 8)
12 Joost Maglev – Play The Game (Overwrite The Sin)
13 Samurai of Prog – Inception (Lost and Found)
14 Gandalf’s Fist – Shadowborn (The Clockwork Fable)
15 Bootcut – Ganglat Fran Overnaker (outro) (Rokstenen)

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